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    GF Fat Possum Vs. IH Warrior Pro

    I currenlty own a 2006 Fat Possum, im looking to possibly get a new frame to make a single do it all bike ( 75% of the time ill do XC, 25% will be light Freeriding and DJ). So what I wanted to know is if I will be better suited with the iron horse which is a 5inch travel frame or the fat possum that i currently own? Can the possum take the freeriding stuff? which will be better for XC?

    Here is a picture of the Iron Horse frame that im thinking about. http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/423746/

    if i got the iron horse i would get a 130mm travel fork and use the remaining parts from this bike.
    http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/404544/

    Here is a picture of my current set up with the possum
    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/2984868/


    I guess for some reason in my head Im afriad that the possum can't take the freeride and jumps. I also worry that it might be to much travel on the XC that I ride. I think that a 5inch FS might be better for both the XC and FR that im looking to do. thanks for your help.

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    Honestly, its unlikely the Warrior Pro will be any kind of improvement over the Fat Possum. There are several Iron Horse models that would be much more apt to handle the type of riding you're interested in. Among them the MKIII, Six point Four, or even better, the 7 Point.

    Of course the models mentioned are much more $, but drops and big hit riding is brutal on a frame. Better to invest more initially than to snap a frame miles from nowhere.

    Here's a helpful link to the IH inventory (and pricing):
    http://www.rscycle.com/Shop-by-Brand...Mountain-Bikes
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